Surour Alsamerai – Managing Partner

Surour Alsamerai - Managing Partner


With an unrivalled level of expertise, Surour offers effective consultation and active assistance on your most challenging HR matters. Your business will benefit from his extensive knowledge and professional skills to bring your organization to word-class levels. As a result, your company will enjoy enhanced levels of service, quality and productivity, which in turn will bring you higher returns and profitability.


Gulf Bank – HR General Manager
1999 to 2012
Invited to re-join Gulf Bank to support the aggressive turnaround and growth plans for the Bank.

Successfully applied and managed the most advanced HR practices, such as the challenging HR Business Partnership. As a result, the Bank boasts high increases in service quality, employee engagement and credit ratings.

Surour’s successful initiatives have been internationally recognized through the numerous awards he won for the Bank and himself personally.

M.H. Alshaya Co. – HR Executive Manager
1995 to 1999
Established and developed the HR function into a strong internal business partner supporting a significant growth in manpower taking the organization from a size of just 650 to 2500 as it moved ahead to become one of the top retailers in the Middle East.

Gulf Bank – HR General Manager
1989 to 1995
Brought strategic direction to the HR function, channeling it from a pure personnel administrative function to a full-fledged HRD functional role staying on top of changes in the banking industry, benchmarking and implementing HR best practices and building a network of relationships to support and care for the most strategic asset of the Bank and its employees.

Al Ghanim Industries – HR & Administration Director
1978 to 1989
Commenced tenure as an Employment Manager for Kirby Building Systems, a subsidiary of Alghanim Industries, and progressively moved up the career path to become the Director of HR and Administration, a position held for the last 5 years of Surour’s term at Alghanim Industries.

Previously with Kuwait Oil Company as an a Employee Development Superintendent.